A kid, interrupted

An Indian palm squirrel
Goes vocal by singing a
Song, an incessant musical
Chip, chip, chip,
Punctuating the October morn,
That stops a kid,
Playing with her invisible friend,
In a flat barred from outside,
And makes her look up,
The solitary child, empty home,
To trace the source of the
Sweet sound, flowing in series,
Somewhere up in a tree
Kissing the balcony of the
Lonely house,
The kid smiles,
Sees the gliding squirrel,
On the tree of the compound,
And waves back at the creature,
With arched back and a furry
Swiftly racing up and down.

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About Sunil Sharma

Sunil Sharma is Mumbai-based senior academic, critic, literary editor and author with 22 published books: Seven collections of poetry; three of short fiction; one novel; a critical study of the novel, and, eight joint anthologies on prose, poetry and criticism, and, one joint poetry collection. He is a recipient of the UK-based Destiny Poets’ inaugural Poet of the Year award---2012. His poems were published in the prestigious UN project: Happiness: The Delight-Tree: An Anthology of Contemporary International Poetry, in the year 2015. Sunil edits the English section of the monthly bilingual journal Setu published from Pittsburgh, USA: http://www.setumag.com/p/setu-home.html For more details, please visit the website: https://sunil-sharma.com/

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